June 29, 2008
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Although C-SPAN is the only news media organization that regularly televises the legislative proceedings of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, it does not hold a copyright in that video coverage. That government-produced video is in the public domain which means that it belongs to the American people and may be used without restrictions of any kind."
June 29, 2008
COPYRIGHT - PIVATE OWNERSHIP
Organizations and entities are permitted to use C-SPAN video coverage of federal government events and nonfederal politics and policy events on a public Internet site through a simple license.
This license is required for non-individuals:
Who want to post a Federal event as outlined on the previous page or a C-SPAN studio program such as Washington Journal or forums about public policy and politics.
Non-individuals include corporations, trade associations, 501 C3 organizations, government agencies, political campaigns, colleges and universities, and newspaper websites.
The terms of these licenses are:
Posting is permitted for one year on a single URL.
The fee is $100 per program per year.
Each entry in the C-SPAN Video Library is a program.
The licenses expire one year from date of payment. They can be renewed through a new request.
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